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Impossible

Renée Yoxon & Chad Linsley
Impossible: Live at Musideum

On August 31, 2015, Renée Yoxon & Chad Linsley released their first collaborative work, Impossible: Live at Musideum. Touching on magic, dreaming, and the urge to run away, Impossible features music from and inspired by film adaptations of children’s stories. Yoxon & Linsley’s interpretations are imaginative, intimate, vulnerable, and remind the listener of childhood – at once carefree, questioning, and melancholy.

On a third release, Renée Yoxon’s bell-like voice is all at once powerful, gentle, precise and intelligent, recalling the effortless delivery of Ella Fitzgerald and the tasteful choices of Carmen McRae. Renée says, “In searching for the roots of the standards I know and love I found myself becoming attracted to jazz interpretation of stories from my childhood. Playing these songs with Chad has been a wonderful and unique experience because of how deeply he listens and how much he cares about this music.”

Pianist Chad Linsley is stunning both as an accompanist and soloist, always saying plenty but never too much. “One of my favourite formats is the piano-vocal duo” says Linsley, “a musically intimate setting where Renée and I can interact with the song more directly. One of my favourite things about improvising at the piano is the creation of textures and space for words. The songs revolving around the theme of childhood inspire deep feeling and memories of my earliest encounters with music, a place where anything was possible.”

Impossible: Live at Musideum was recorded on October 11, 2014 in Toronto, Ontario.

CREDITS

1. Age of Not Believing (Sherman/Sherman) 3:58
2. Being Green (Raposo) 4:29
3. Rip Van Winkle (Levinson/Handy/Leeds) 4:15
4. In My Own Little Corner (Rodgers/Hammerstein) 6:27
5. Dear Bix (Frishberg) 4:58
6. Little Prince (Lerner/Loewe) 5:06
7. Mimosa and Me (Wilder/Engvick) 4:06
8. Wonder [a.k.a. Ellen] (Wilder/Yoxon) 5:23
9. Never Never Land (Comden/Green/Styne) 3:46
10. Impossible (Rodgers/Hammerstein) 4:30
11. Far Away Places / My Ship (Kramer/Whitney / Gershwin/Weill) 4:34

Total running time: 52 minutes

Renée Yoxon (voice), Chad Linsley (piano)
Arrangements by Renée Yoxon & Chad Linsley
Recorded Oct 11, 2014 by Donald Quan at Musideum in Toronto, ON
Mixed and mastered by Padraig Buttner-Schnirer in Montreal, QC
Cover art by Rachel Ignotofsky
Promo photos by Jesse Daniel Smith

Release Date: August 31, 2015
Format: Digital
Label: Self-Released
Catalog Number: RRY003
File Under: Jazz

Downloads

Click to download full album in WAV format
Click to download full album in mp3 format

Contact

For more information please contact Renée Yoxon at by email at renee (at) reneeyoxon (dot) com or by phone at 514 826 0979.

Chad Linsley and Renée Yoxon
Chad and Renée and Pooh
Chad Linsley portrait
Renée Yoxon portrait
Renée Yoxon portrait
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Renée and Chad and Jesse
Renée Yoxon and Chad Linsley

 

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